- President Muhammadu Buhari says his administration is determined continue with the fight against corruption
- Buhari warns that whoever has been involved in acts of corruption will not be allowed to go free
- The president says his administration has provided fertilizers to farmers and has also improved the Nigerian economy
President Muhammadu Buhari has said his bid for a second term was to put the country on a sound footing for the good of all Nigerians.
Buhari made the statement on Thursday, February 14, when he paid a visit to the palace of the Emir of Katsina, Alhaji Abdulmumini Kabir, The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports.
Buhari said his visit to all the 36 stares in the country has emboldened him continue with the fight against corruption and repositioning of the economy.
"Wherever I go, I tell people the situation we met the country and where we are now.
‘’Our administration provided fertilizers to farmers, now we are producing 90 per cent of rice, improved the economy and is fighting corruption.
‘’Whoever is involved in corruption will not be allowed to go free,’’ he said.
The president appreciated the massive support shown to him since his arrival, saying he would reciprocate the love through greater service to the people.
On his part, the Emir of Katsina, Alhaji Abdulmumini Kabir, backed the ongoing war against corruption, saying Nigeria would benefit greatly from it.
The emir said those who cornered public resources to the detriment of national development must be called to account.
“The fight against corruption is in the interest of the nation, we have no place other than Nigeria; we should remain united and patriotic,” he said.
Kabir canvassed support for the President in his efforts to reposition the country for greater development.
‘’Mr President, you have come to the home of support, love and prayers,” he told Buhari who was in Katsina for reelection campaign," the monarch said.
‘’We will continue to pray for your success for the benefit of the country in general, because we have no place to go other than Nigeria.”
Meanwhile, the European Union (EU) has added Nigeria to a blacklist of nations seen as posing a threat because of lax controls on terrorism financing and money laundering.
An EU executive told Reuters on Wednesday, February 13, that the move is part of a crackdown on money laundering after several scandals at EU banks.
Nigeria making the list is a big blow to the anti-corruption fight of the Muhammadu Buhari-led administration. The move has, however, been criticized by several EU countries including Britain worried about their economic relations with the listed states.
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